Would you like a DO-OVER?πŸ€”πŸ’­

Umm….I think I need both πŸ˜‚

Last night I was watching the new Netflix film ‘The woman in the window’, and while the movie was not that great (Amy Adams totally brilliant though), there was one scene that kind of stayed on with me….ok don’t wanna give out too much details in case you haven’t watched it and want to, but there is this one scene, where she records her thoughts on video..and she keeps saying that she wants to go back in time and do over things.

Got me thinking, don’t we all wish that we could go back in time and UNDO a few things…a few mistakes, a few bad decisions, few twists of fate. Wouldn’t it actually be wonderful to revisit these key moments in life and have a chance to RE-DO the same, but this time differently and see how that pans out.

As I started thinking about it, my mind was already making a list, and I sort of indulged it to live vicariously through this list. So these are the top things that made it to my make believe DO OVER list (in no particular order):

* I wish I could redo my childhood and had forced my parents for a sibling, so that they would have someone else to worry about and someone else to worry for them. πŸ˜…

* I wish I could undo the many months of pining over my first heartbreak…now in retrospect, it seems like such an epic waste of precious time crying over a guy and a relationship that really didn’t deserve so much fanfare from me…I could have used that time constructively to do so much more…like working on myself, learning new technology to enhance my career or maybe even casually dating some hot guys 😜

* I wish I could undo the terrible decision of leaving my first job. Had I stayed on even for a few months, I would have been settled abroad like the rest of my teammates. Talk about bad timing. πŸ™„

* I wish I got a chance to undo the twists of fate that ended up setting me off to a hospital so many times.

* I wish my body was not this unruly little pest doing whatever the hell it feels like, and that it behaved and stayed in its permissible limits and not cause so much drama. 😏

* I wish (and this I wish on behalf of everyone) that I could undo this scary pandemic that has taken over our lives and brought life to a standstill. Wish I could send it back to wherever the hell it came from and that we could have our old lives back. When I could go out, meet friends, travel, chill rather than staying at home, scared and paranoid. 😣

I know some of the above mentioned do-overs aren’t really in my control like the health issues, pandemic etc, but then so is the list…I can’t actually undo any of them. So why not list out the unpleasant events in my life and indulge in some wishful overthinking and fantasizing about the what ifs. πŸ’­πŸ’­

Now one might say that everything that happens in our lives, good or bad, makes us the person we are right now. True. But then, who’s to say this current version of me is the best version possible? Honestly, I think I would be much better off without some of these things happening. I could be happier, I could be more content, more successful, my life could be more fulfilling.

The only consolation- Maybe things are not as great as they could have been, but then, they could have been much much worse. And for that, I am grateful. πŸ™‚

All images from Google

What are some of the items in your DO-OVER List? Do mention it in the comments. Would love to read them all πŸ’•πŸ’•

33 thoughts on “Would you like a DO-OVER?πŸ€”πŸ’­

    1. Ahh..thanks so much Shivani..I must say I was a bit hesitant to dish out so much personal stuff but then isn’t that why we blog? I have to share to convey my points. So so glad you liked it. Do tell some of yours if you want. Would love to know. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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    1. Actually Do today would be far more effective. My do over list is mostly wishful,wasteful fantasizing of how life would be if I could undo some of the disasters in my life…πŸ˜›πŸ™†

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      1. Nothing that has happened is a disaster my dear. What happened had to happen πŸ˜… You are still alive and that is so awesome πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

        I so truly believe that today is all that we have in our hands. Past and future are mind constructs πŸ˜‡

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      2. That is so true. Past can’t be undone, future is unpredictable, today is all we have and we need to sieze every joy,every happiness that comes our way..thank you for this wonderful reminder πŸ˜€πŸ’“

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  1. True, one is a total nuisance while the other is a lost opportunity to share more of your stories….but atleast now you’re here and sharing your wonderful stories with everyone πŸ’“πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Radhika, glad you found it relatable…you’re right, the past experiences help us become the person we are now and hopefully makes us strong enough to face any challenges in the future 😊

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    1. Yes Ally I am…of course there are many pros like you get all the love and pampering, but then they are always overprotective, over worried, especially when I am not in the best of health…a sibling would have been a good addition..if you’re an only child, then am sure you will get what I mean to say 😌😊

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  2. This is something I do all the time. As someone who’s suffered from depression for a lot of months of my life, I often think back to how much I could’ve achieved during those empty days. Now, I’m busy and trying to juggle multiple things at once and I mourn the time I used to have. But it’s important to look forward. For all of the days I wasted time, there’s many more to come which I shouldn’t spend thinking about them because they then take up even more time.

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  3. Awesome list. I can think of a few things I’d like to re-do. One of which is being more outspoken when I was growing up. There were times when people walked on me as a child and I was too silent about it, hoping that if they didn’t get a reaction out of me that they’d get boring and go bother someone else. That didn’t work. LOL

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  4. One thing I want to do right now – completing the incompleted tasks.

    The reason why why we do not live a happy life is because we have built our life on the bases which suck us.

    It’s a wonderful read. I appreciate your work. Do not limit things to yourself, share it with the people. Stay cool, calm and relaxed.😊

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    1. Thank you so much Lokesh for liking the post…and I do agree with you, we should keep things pending.. some of them remain forever unfinished and end up in our do over lists πŸ˜„

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  5. Such immersing and fantastic thought, if only I could…
    1. Go back in time a few days and read your post on time, but I was off WP for nearly a month.
    2. Go back a bit further and vaccinate the first Covid virus.
    3. Back by 7 years, if I applied a Schengen visa one day earlier a trip of Europe would have been possible, missed by a day 😒
    4. Back to study days, I would have studied a lot less if I knew how much less of what I studied would be used in real job. And play a lot more.
    5. Back to toddler stage, prevent my parents from dressing me in ridiculous props and take photos of me.
    6. I don’t want to go back any further, I am happy to be born and alive 😜

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    1. Haha Deb that’s quite a list, missing the euro trip by a day definitely seems like worst in that list, or maybe is it seeing yourself in old pics dressed in wierd costumes?? πŸ˜πŸ˜›

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  6. I feel like I could just write a book with all the things you I would’ve done differently, but I try hard not to get stuck in regrets.
    Right now, this time of year, I wish I’d spent more time visiting my Dad before he died. I was too wrapped up in myself, and if I’m honest, afraid of seeing him so sick. I think he understands, wherever he is now, but I still regret it.

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    1. Yes you’re right, no point of do over lists actually…they don’t change the present or the reality but once a while these thoughts do cross my mind..what if I had the power to undo some things or do them differently..

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